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Back to the future
Alex Gekker, Sam Hind, Sybille Lammes, Chris Perkins and Clancy Wilmott

places as against spaces. Places, in these stitchings, become holders for memory, moments or rhythms, that might be recombined in a reflective story of mapping with particular and unique resonances. To look at these kinds of practices through a temporal lens does not so much obliterate spatiality, but instead alters the analysis beyond modern conceptions, shifting to a more hybrid understanding of tempo-spatial translations. There is nothing inevitable about flow, and rich place-based analyses are needed to explore how the politics of placeholding emerges in a

in Time for mapping
Jenny Pickerill

Ronfeldt (1998) have conceptualised the growing use by political actors of CMC as being part of a ‘social netwar’. They describe how actors can use CMC to target important nodes in networks (such as governments or multinationals) with a strength beyond their numerical capacity and initiate information campaigns, or ‘hacktivism’, to highlight their Electronic tactics and alternative media 119 causes. In response, they argue that CMC facilitates those who organise non-hierarchically, and thus in order to be prepared for information warfare they urge governments to adapt

in Cyberprotest
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Why gardening has limited success growing inclusive communities
Hannah Pitt

-​Tanaka and Krasny, 2004), allowing projects to secure public funding. But community-​focused strategies have been criticised as inadequate solutions to poverty and inequality, micro-​scale action on macro-​injustices. If global political-​economic processes cause injustice, situating solutions at the community level cannot address its roots in state and capitalism (Amin, 2005). If community action has limited impact on problems not caused by community-​level processes, gardens may also have limited effects on injustice. Critical perspectives on urban gardens question their

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice
Philip Lawton

future Creating a more liveable city as an integral part of the development of a better urban society will take a reassessment of the connections between existing social and political structures and the social relationships that they help to produce. Given the scale of impact of the economic downturn and its connection to the built environment, any rethinking of urban life must have at its centre a belief in achieving a more equitable society. Picking up on ideas such as the ‘just city’ (Fainstein, 2010) or the ‘right to the city’ (Harvey, 2008; Lefebvre, 1968), it is

in Spacing Ireland
Jenny Pickerill

3 Inclusivity and changing organisational forms [T]he constraints to cyberactivism are largely those that hobble other political involvement: commitment, time, money, expertise . . . those who may benefit the most from counterhegemonic uses of the Net may have the least access to it. (Warf and Grimes 1997: 270) In addition to the paradox surrounding their use of computers, environmentalists face problems in gaining access to CMC. Access is obviously a prerequisite for the use of the technology, but the ways in which activists organise their access can reflect

in Cyberprotest
The restructuring of work in Germany
Louise Amoore

state-societies (Giddens, 1998). Gerhard Schröder’s apparent embracing of the individualism and ‘workfare’ (Jessop, 1994) strategy of Blair’s ‘Third Way’ in his ‘Neue Mitte’ concept may be read as indicative of an acceptance of the necessary restructuring imperatives of a global economy. Yet, when we explore the debate taking place within and outside German state-society it becomes clear that the representation of Germany as a rigid and inflexible political economy in need of radical restructuring is by no means uncontested. An effective counter to neo-liberal claims

in Globalisation contested
Listening in/to Tim Robinson
Gerry Smyth

which themselves resonate in relation to a variety of philosophical and political systems. ‘Listening’ is a relatively small word for a dauntingly complex series of propositions and possibilities.There are numerous ways in which humans may listen, and numerous disciplines and theories for which listening constitutes a key category within a wider discursive system. Among other things, ‘listening’ connotes an ability and a practice that is at once physiological, psychological, philosophical, sociological, technological, musicological and cultural-historical. It is

in Unfolding Irish landscapes
Joe Gerlach

2 Nodes, ways and relations Joe Gerlach Here, now Maps, mappings, cartographies; (dis)orientations for the everyday, obdurate disciplinary motifs of and for geography, maligned and admired in variable measure. Cartography; a science and set of practices once pertaining to sovereign power alone, yet now increasingly diffuse in its geographic reach and performance. Nonetheless, whether rendered through hegemonic, quotidian or hybrid assemblages, mapping remains resolutely (geo)political at a range of disparate registers; statist to somatic. Elsewhere, I have used

in Time for mapping
Jenny Pickerill

defences. The need to mobilise participation for environmental activism reflects a broader issue for society, that of how participation in political life can be encouraged (Walters 2002). In chapter 3 the emphasis by many environmental groups on participatory democracy and the difficulties in practising such ideals through their own organisational forms were explored. This chapter continues that theme, but more closely examines how participation in activism (rather than in just CMC use) is encouraged, and the the value of CMC specifically to this endeavour. While Putnam

in Cyberprotest
The deep mapping projects of Tim Robinson’s art and writings, 1969–72
Nessa Cronin

the reader to slow down, and to 55 56 Nessa Cronin engage with his ‘decelerated practice of walking the fields of Inishmore’.24 The danger seems to be that with speed, one can slip off the surface and lose one’s foothold and grip on the world all too easily.25 This interpretation of Robinson is later included and framed within a larger context in The Expanding World: Towards a Politics of Microspection, which argues for the need (ecologically and politically) for an in-depth analysis and understanding of the local in terms of reframing our relationship with

in Unfolding Irish landscapes